Curricular Unit:Code:
Pediatric Dentistry I841OPD1
4MasterDentistry4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Students should acquire a solid theoretical knowledge of the basic themes of Pediatric Dentistry. Should know the specific characteristics of a developing child and diagnose the most frequently seen pathologies in pediatric dentistry . At the end of the semester students should be able to perform independently, the basic treatments in temporary and young permanent dentition.
Pediatric Dentistry. Introduction and Concept
Anamnesis and clinical examination
Physiological principles and medication
Local anesthetic
Eruptive chronology and Analysis of occlusion of the temporary and permanent dentition
Morphology of temporary teeth
Other morphological considerations
Children Psychological Development
Basic and advanced behaviour control techniques
Treatments under general anesthesia
Isolation of the operative field
Operative dentistry in deciduous and young permanent teeth
Pulp considerations in temporary and young permanent teeth
Pulp treatment in deciduous dentition
Treatment of major destruction
Stainless steel crowns and aesthetic crowns
Apexification and apexogénesis
Surgery in Pediatric dentistry
Prosthodontics in pediatric dentistry
Diagnosis and treatment plan. Clinical protocol.
Introduction to pediatric dental clinic.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The basic themes of Pediatric Dentistry are those that allow students to acquire the minimum knowledge needed to efficiently meet an infant patient. The specific characteristics of infant patients are related to the physiological (and its implications in terms of medication and local anesthetic), psychological (refering to the basic and advanced behavior control techniques) and dental development (emphasizing the differences between the temporary and permanent dentition, occlusion development and dental replacement). The basic treatments to be carried out in pediatric dentistry include restorative treatments in temporary and permanent young teeth (operative dentistry and treatment of major destructions), pulp treatment (pulpotomy, pulpectomy, apexification and apexogénesis), basic surgical procedures (dental extractions and frenectomies) and replacement of lost teeth through prosthesis, when indicated.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The course will be divided the components Theoretical, Laboratorial Practice, Tutorial Orientation and Other. Theoretical component: address the basic issues, using theoretical presentations. Laboratorial Practices: performance, synchronized with the lectures, through the use of clinical cases photographs, dental casts and pediatric typodont, preparing for the future care of real patients. The evaluation will be done in Theoretical and Laboratorial Practice components (50% each). In Theoretical component, a written test will be held at the end of the semester. The evaluation in Laboratorial Practice will be continuous and also with 4 obligatory exams.
The approval of this CU correspond to 4 ECTS, with mandatory minimum grade of 10 in each of the components. The assistance scheme will report to the pedagogical regulation in use.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The division of the curricular unit in its various componentes allow the acquisition of theoretical knowledge in the specific areas that will be trained in simulated clinic in Laboratory Practices. The support material in use in these classes (clinical cases photographs, dental casts and typodont) allows the development of skills to carry out the basic treatments in pediatric dentistry, giving each student the capacity of doing so autonomously. Continuous assessment to evaluations allows the student to be aware of its progress. In the components Tutorial Orientation and Other the students will develop activities inorder to learn how to use bibliographies properly, develop scientific research methods and organize readings to allow knowledge improvement and to keep up to date.
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Boj, JR. e Ferreira, LP. (2010). Atlas de Odontopediatria. Madrid. Ripano.
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Laskaris, G. (2000). Color Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescents. New York. Thieme e Stuttgart.
McDonald, RE. e Avery, DR. (1995). Odontopediatria. Rio de Janeiro. (6ªedição). Guanabara Koogan.
Millet, D. e Welbury, R. (2000). Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. Churchill Livingstone.
Kramer, PF., Feldens, CA. e Romano, AR. (1997). Promoção de Saúde Bucal em Odontopediatria- diagnóstico, prevenção e tratamento da cárie oclusal. São Paulo. Ed. Artes Médicas.
Pereira, A. et alli. (2001). Cáries Precoces da Infância. Medisa.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Gião (
Cátia Carvalho Silva (
Cristina Silva (
Helena Neves (
Joana Ferreira Azevedo (
Viviana Macho (